These are some of the most talented musicians in all of Arizona.
With years of experience and 1000s of shows, these guys and gals will have your toes tappin’ from the very first song.
Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Keyboards, Tap & Vocals
Greg performed at Disneyland as the lead trumpeter with The Side Street Strutters while also touring the US and Europe with that renowned group for over 21 years. Additionally, Greg has been a part of the Brian Setzer Orchestra and was part of a duo with Nils Lofgren (lead guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band). Not only that, but Greg has been a professional tap dancer for over 20 years! Greg’s musical interest sparked at the young age of 5, when under his father’s instruction, he began playing along on the trumpet to Herb Alpert records. He added the piano and guitar as he went on to earn his Bachelor’s in Music Performance at ASU. The Silver Star is honored to have him join us as a key member of The Silver Star Dinner Show!
Bass Guitar, String Bass, Saxophone & Vocals
Michael was honored to be “hand-picked” by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself playing Broadway shows CATS, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Born and raised in Chicago, Michael studied at the American Conservatory of Music and graduated from Indiana University as a woodwind major, but was equally involved playing bass guitar and string bass. You have also heard Michael’s bass playing for years, even though you didn’t know it, as he was playing on commercials for major airlines, Coors, McDonalds, Sears and hundreds of others. Additionally, Michael has backed up every major act and show performing in the Midwest and became a popular choice in the recording industry recording more than 1,000 commercials, movie scores, and HBO Specials.
Thousands of people have seen Dave performing with the famous “Danny and the Juniors” and “The Drifters” as a part of his varied musical history. Originally from the San Diego area, Dave began playing guitar as a teenager. Fender “Strat” has always been “weapon” of choice. He started playing “professionally” as a teenager and in his 20’s toured the world with a group called Escapade represented by the William Morris Agency. One of his cherished memories was opening for the Beach Boys. He moved to the Phoenix area in 2003 and has continued to be among the top session players in the Phoenix area and is in great demand because of his versatility and experience playing all styles of music. We are thrilled to have Dave join The Silver Star Theater shows.
Brittany is thrilled to be performing in Arizona again after 4 years of singing on the high sea! She has travelled the world singing with Norwegian, Oceania, and Princess Cruise Lines. During this time, she was fortunate to have performed in Stephen Schwartz’s “Magic To Do” and even created her own solo show to perform for guests. Brittany also has many musical theatre credits on her resume and graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theatre in 2016. Aside from performing, she enjoys teaching/anything with children, traveling whenever she can, and continuing the hunt for the best pizza. Brittany is so grateful to be sharing the stage with these incredible musicians and to share these shows with friends and family.
Cathie has appeared on stage with Michael Bublé, Transiberian Orchestra, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Lindsey Stirling, Il Divo, and Sara Brightman. Additionally, she has been featured on A&E in the TV Show “Jack and Ozzy’s World Detour” performing with her country band for Ozzy Osbourne. Cathie began playing violin at age 10. Classically trained, she expanded into other genres shortly after high school including fiddle and rock. She currently arranges and performs music with various ensembles and bands in the valley from string quartets to country and rock bands. When she is not performing or arranging, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Singer Rick Lenzi has been impersonating Elvis Presley since his father introduced him to the King of Rock’N’Roll at the tender age of 2. Since that time, Rick has grown to impersonate Elvis, winning many contests throughout the US. He has also been a pre-qualified finalist for the “Images of the King” contest in Memphis. Rick has also appeared on many local and national television shows such as Dick Clark’s “Your Big Break” where he was a semi-finalist. Rick takes his job as an Elvis Entertainer very seriously as he states in his own words: “I am just trying to do the best impersonation I can to help keep the Elvis Presley legacy alive. Over the years he has become one of my musical idols and I just hope that I do him justice. No one will ever replace Elvis Presley but we can help keep his memory alive.”
Ken is a former member of Louis Prima, Jr.’s band and had a dream of fronting his own group combining the music of such legends as Louis Prima and Louis Jordan, while adding in his own original work. In the late 1990s, Ken formed a group in Las Vegas called Jump, Jive, & Wail. This group was quickly playing some of the biggest showrooms Vegas had to offer and has entertained crowds in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and nearly everywhere in-between. Educated on the tough streets of Brooklyn, NY, he is an accomplished tribute artist and has also traveled the world on cruise ships as a comedian and Lead singer, specializing in American Jazz, Soul, & Blues. With sarcastic, relentless, silly humor, Ken still remains a family man at heart with other passions that include classic cars and vintage clothing.
John has recorded, toured and played with many great entertainers, composers, and musicians. These artists include: Melissa Manchester, 5th Dimension, Paul Williams, Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Paula Abdul, The Judds, Michael McDonald, The
Shirelles, Don Rickles, Sam Kinison, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Marvin Hamlisch, and The Temptations.
In the past years, recorded musical productions of Baby It’s You, Rocky Horror, Grease and The Video Zone have had Lewis at the drums. He also has recorded jingles and industrials for various corporations such as Toyota, Nissan, Bugle Boy, Northrop, Pioneer Stereos, Jafra Cosmetics, Sea-Ray Boats, Sunrider, and Muzak. In the area of film and television he has completed the music for the following: “Academy Awards Show 1997”, “Eli’s Coming”, “Babyface Nelson”, FOX Television shows “The Worlds Most Dangerous Stunts / Beverly Hills 90210 / Melrose Place”, HBO’s “Real Sex”, A&E’s “Bill Curtis Investigative Reports”, syndicated pilot “LAPD”, and Disney’s TV/Film “The New Adventures of Spin & Marty”.
Lewis gigged all through his school years and also studied with some of L.A.’s finest drummers. His most influential teachers were Joel Leach (Professor of Percussion, Cal State University Northridge), Chuck Flores (Jazz Drummer) and Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa, Al Jarreau and Manhattan Transfer).
After Lewis finished school at Cal State University Northridge as a percussion major, he began to mature as a musician and to create a style of playing that is distinctive and all his own. He is a member of the A.F.M. Local 47, endorsed by DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, ProMark Sticks, Gator Cases, Rhythm Tech, Aquarian Drumheads & Accessories and is currently based in Los Angeles and Phoenix working throughout the Southwest. He has also performed throughout Europe, Tahiti, Mexico, Caribbean, Philippines, Japan, Canada and the United States.
He attributes all of his success to the people who have been close to him and have supported his career, especially his wife Joyce & family.
Randall has performed in Las Vegas as the Lead Singer at the Flamingo’s long running City Lites show and as the Principal Singer in Bally’s iconic Jubilee! Originating from Denver, Randall has been to 75 different countries in his showbiz career and we are happy and excited to welcome him to Mesa, AZ!!! Randall has also toured his own one-man show on various cruise lines, including Norwegian Cruise Lines. He’s also has toured the U.S. in The ABBA Experience, as well as with the Four Seasons tribute show Oh, What A Night. Favorite theatre roles include, Zuko in Grease, Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies, and Joe/Josephine/Jr. (the Tony Curtis role) in Some Like It Hot. TV/Film include various commercials, True TV’s All Worked Up, ABC miniseries How the West Was Won, Melrose Place, Rocky IV, and the Las Vegas Tonight Show.
Keyboard, Woodwinds, Guitar, Vocals
Mark has been blessed with talents including Keyboards , Sax, Flute, Guitar, Bass, and Vocals and has been in the Theater Orchestra Pit with more than 20 different musicals. You may have seen him performing in the greater Phoenix area with Soul Groove, The Dina Preston Band, Chris Putrino, or as a solo act. Mark has also been active teaching Private Lessons at Linton-Milano Music for over 25 years. This year, Mark released 2 Albums on Spotify (and everywhere you listen to music) and has started his own YouTube Channel (he calls it his “self-quarantine hobby”!)
For 22 years Ken had the best music teacher a musician could have, the Rhinestone Cowboy himself, Glen Campbell. Ken was the only permanent steel guitar player that Glen ever had in his band which must say something about his talents! Ken played steel guitar, mandolin, acoustic guitar and sang backing vocals with Glen. Ken says, “Glen wouldn’t just let anyone sing background harmony vocals; it takes a great ear and a natural talent that can’t easily be taught; you’ve either got it or you ain’t got it.” While touring with Glen, Ken shared the stage with many great performers, including, Vince Gill, Clint Black, Andy Williams, Toby Keith, the Beach Boys, Jimmy Webb, Roy Clark, Buck Owens, the Dixie Chicks, Nicolette Larson, the Smothers Brothers, John Hartford, Willie Nelson and the list goes on. Additionally, Ken has performed in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and all 50 United States, as well as many of the world’s great music venues, including; the Palladium, Wembley Arena, and the Dominion in London, the Sydney Opera House, Harrah’s South Shore Room at Lake Tahoe, the Grand Ole Opry, Caesar’s in Vegas, and now the Silver Star Theater!